RESEARCH TEAM AND HISTORY

University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Rebecca Smith

DR. REBECCCA SMITH

Dr. Lee Ann Lyons

DR. LEE ANN LYONS

I-TICK COORDINATOR, GRADUATE STUDENT
Peg Gronemeyer

PEG GRONEMEYER

I-TICK COORDINATOR, SPATIAL ECOLOGIST
William Brown

WILLIAM BROWN

GIS LAB MANAGER
Serena Schatz

Heather Kopsco

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHER

Fikriyah Winata

FIKRIYAH WINATA

GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Serena Schatz

Sulagna Chakraborty

GRADUATE STUDENT

Serena Schatz

Ellie Bacon

U OF I VETERINARY SUMMER RESEARCH TRAINEE
Serena Schatz

Samantha Crist

MCE-VBD RESEARCH FELLOW
Serena Schatz

Elly Uruchima

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Serena Schatz

Lianne Gao

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Illinois Natural History Survey- Prairie Research Institute

Nohra Mateus-Pinilla

DR. NOHRA MATEUS-PINILLA

Holley Tuten

DR. HOLLY TUTEN

Illinois Department of Public Health

Samantha Debosik

SAMANTHA DEBOSIK

PUBLIC SERVICE ADMINISTRATOR
April Holmes

APRIL HOLMES

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST III

Funding

Midwest Center of Excellence Vector-Borne Disease

based at the University of Wisconsin, Madison

Illinois Department of Public Health

Developers

Marilyn O'Hara Ruiz

DR. MARILYN O’HARA RUIZ

Nohra Mateus-Pinilla

DR. NOHRA MATEUS-PINILLA

Previous Student Researchers

Bennett Lamczyk

BENNETT LAMCZYK

DVM CANDIDATE 2021, RESEARCH ASSISTANT, SOCIAL MEDIA CO-DIRECTOR
Serena Schatz

SERENA SCHATZ

MCE-VBD RESEARCH FELLOW
Alvyn Hernandez Reyes

ALVYN HERNANDEZ REYES

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT, SOCIAL MEDIA CO-DIRECTOR
Katherine Bowman

KATHERINE BOWMAN

MCE-VBD RESEARCH FELLOW